The BBC are at Hay in 2018 broadcasting many of their much loved shows - including Radio 4’s Today and Start the Week to World News’ Talking Books and Radio 3 - on TV, radio and digital from the festival site.

The line-up includes events with Hay favourites including Simon Schama, Mary Beard, David Olusoga, Marian Keyes, Åsne Seierstad, Anuradha Roy, Kamila Shamsie, Sarah Churchwell, Colm Tóibín, Brian Hill, Akala, Dan Cruickshank, Don McCullin, Emily Wilson, David Christian, Jonathan D Quick, Simon Russell Beale, Javier Cercas, Juan Gabriel Vasquez, Dr Rowan Williams, and Helen Mort.

You can see the full BBC at Hay programme here. Tickets for BBC Tent sessions are free and are available online now at or by calling 01497 822 629.

Online, BBC iPlayer will carry selected sessions while BBC Arts Digital will offer festival highlights throughout the week. 

Extra events and special previews are also on offer including sneak previews of the BBC's latest dramas and documentaries and the opportunity for festival goers to put their questions to leading BBC starts including Dan Saladino, Russell Kane, Amol Rajan, Gemma Cairney, Katya Adler, Simon Schama, Rachel Parris, Ruth Jones, Jules Hudson, Fergal Keane, Clemency Burton-Hill, Alex Jones, Jon Sopel, Jim Naughtie, Amy Lamé, Maggie Aderin-Pocock, and Robin Ince.

Peter Florence, Director of Hay Festival, says: “It’s a joy to work with the BBC to amplify the conversations in this Welsh field and bring the festival to the world.” 

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